Steve Jackson’s Illuminati: The Game of Conspiracy was originally released in 1982, and many believe the game has already predicted major events that have come to pass, including: the 9/11 attacks, Princess Diana’s death, and the Japanese tsunami.
Worryingly, the game predicts that we are about to experience an “imminent” nuclear attack that will spark the beginning of World War 3.
The image below was drawn on a card taken from the 1990s board game showing what appears to be an eerie representation of the 9/11 terror attacks – years before it actually occurred.
The Illuminati – most famously featured in Dan Brown’s novels – is an alleged secret group made up of the world’s elite who conspiracy theorists claim are plotting to introduce a “new world order” which will give them total control over all of us.
The fact that a game about such a shady society appears to have predicted the world’s worst terror strike has given conspiracy theorists more fuel than they could have ever dreamed of.
One theory regularly touted by conspiracy theorists – known as 9/11 truthers – is that the atrocity was actually orchestrated by the Illuminati through US intelligence services to garner support for the series of wars which then unfolded in the Middle East.
The card in question, printed in 1995, looks strikingly similar to images of the 9/11 attacks in New York that spread across the globe, with an explosion ripping through the middle of one of the buildings.
About 3,000 people died after a series of al-Qaeda terror attacks on US soil on September 11, 2001.
Two hijacked passenger jets were deliberately flown into both towers of the World Trade Centre in Manhattan causing them to collapse onto the city below.
Where the “prediction” falls down is there is no mention of planes being used and the card itself is described as the “Terrorist Nuke” card.
The top of the building is also tipping to the right, suggesting it could be about to collapse.
Another card called “Pentagon” shows the US defence HQ burning.
The Pentagon was also targeted the same day, suffering serious damage after a commercial plane was flown into its side.
But one conspiracy theory is that the planes were a decoy and the twin towers were actually blown up with a pre-planted nuclear device.
A new article about the cards was published by www.cuttingedge.org, a website which says it gives “spiritual insights into the New World Order”.
The author of the piece wrote: “How in the world did Steve Jackson know that the Twin Towers were going to be attacked?
“This card accurately depicted the World Trade Center attack in great detail.
“The card accurately depicts that the place of impact is some distance from the top of the twin towers.
“The caption at the top properly identifies the perpetrators of the attack as “terrorists”
“The Twin Towers were not destroyed by a terrorist nuclear device, or were they?
“Was a micro-nuclear device used at the base of the Twin Towers?
“That kind of small, but nuclear, explosion would account for the sudden manner the reinforced concrete and steel shell simply crumbled into dust as it fell.”
Turning to the Pentagon card, he added: “When I saw this card, immediately after seeing the Twin Tower picture, my blood froze! Unless one had advanced knowledge of the Illuminati Plan, there is no way on earth that they would have been able to create pictures in 1995 that accurately depict the unfolding events of 9/11.”
Some claim that Mr Jackson somehow obtained a copy of the Illuminate’s master plan and used the roleplaying industry to leak it to the world.
This theory is further fuelled by the fact the US secret service DID raid his business address before the game was released.
The cutting edge report added: “He got a surprise visit from the Secret Service, who tried their best to shut him down and prevent him from publishing his game.”
According to Mr Jackson’s website, a large amount of equipment was seized, including four computers, two laser printers, hard disks and hardware.
The investigation was into suspected “fraud” in connection with alleged hacking.
But a judge threw out the case and awarded Steve Jackson Games $50,000 plus $250,000 costs.
So what is predicted next?
If you believe all this stuff, then worryingly it is World War III.
The “World War III” card gives players the chance to unleash another global conflict to usher in a New World Order, which is also featured on it.
A large drawing of a mushroom cloud – suggesting a third global war will be nuclear – takes up most of the card.
Hopefully this is not a stark prediction of what is in store.
Another card warns of a huge asteroid strike.
The last two cards predict the rise of the anti-Christ, followed by the Rapture.